Careers

Current Job Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation. The following are positions for which we are currently recruiting:


Director of Communications, Agricultural Technology

Responsibilities highlights:

  • Outline and author communications products including print and online publications, commentary pieces and talking points
  • Generate online content that engages the community and leads to measurable action
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials for the agricultural technology area
  • Cultivate and develop strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Organize successful committee meetings and briefs

Key Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of food safety, biotechnology and other food production issues
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of communications experience, preferably in an association or public relations environment
  • Bachelor's degree necessary
  • Proven expertise in member/stakeholder relations
  • Must possess ability to develop and maintain relationships with media, government, scientists and educators
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Must be flexible, creative and assume high accountability for all areas of responsibility
  • Ability to think strategically, meet multiple deadlines, and manage time effectively
  • Experience writing for the web and other digital communication channels
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Social media proficiency a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel

Send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Geraldine McCann (mccann@ific.org). No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Agricultural Technology knowledge (1 yr at least): 4 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Director of Issues Management Communications

Responsibilities highlights:

  • Lead rapid response and issues management initiatives.
  • Monitor, identify, analyze and triage all issues within mission, working with subject matter experts.
  • Mobilize and create strategic plan for managing crisis communications and rapid response for the organization, developing and recommending strategies and key messages for each issue.
  • Set timelines and assignments for the team during rapid response process.
  • Generate and publish content based on issue-specific strategy.
  • Provide professional expertise and resources on issue management internally and externally, through presentations, structured discussion, and toolkits.
  • Provide high-quality reporting on the impact of issue management activities.
  • Stay abreast of technology, best practices and other resources to ensure state-of-the-art issues management.

Qualifications:

  • College degree in journalism/communications/public relations or food/science field
  • 4-6 years of experience in journalism/communications/public relations, preferably consumer-facing
  • Significant experience identifying, monitoring and managing issues
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Ability to understand complex scientific information and translate into clear layman's language
  • Search engine and social media advertising experience
  • Work experience in science communications a plus
  • Content management, generation (infographics, blogs, etc.), and promotion (organic, paid, influencer).
  • Ability to take initiative and think creatively
  • Strong interpersonal skills

How to apply:  Send resume, writing sample and salary requirements to Geraldine McCann (mccann@ific.org). No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Internships

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) and International Food Information Council Foundation provide a variety of opportunities for paid and unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition, food safety and technology, and communications. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. To inquire about current intern opportunities, please email Sarah Romotsky and attach the following documents:

  • A current résumé
  • A letter of intent explaining how the internship will develop your communication skills to enhance public understanding of nutrition and food safety issues
  • Three original letters of recommendation

Equal Employment Opportunity

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) is committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not unlawfully consider an individual's race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, age,  sex, personal appearance, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence or business, or any other protected category in any employment decision.  This policy governs all aspects of employment at IFIC, including hiring, assignments, promotions, compensation, associate benefits, associate discipline, and discharge and all other terms and conditions of employment.

(Last updated April 27, 2016)